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Littaford Tors

Littaford Tor, Longbetor, Long Be Tor, Lidaford Tor, Little Ford Tor

Littaford Tors are essentially a collection of large granite outcrops on the Longaford ridge, the southernmost of the group given its own identity: Little Bee Tor. The top outcrops of the tor are two distinct sprawling masses, likely the origin of its plural name, the larger of the two at SX 61576 77151 containing a magnificent rock basin first described by John Lloyd Warden Page in the late 19th Century.

This particular outcrop of the 'tors' also features a stone fireplace on its eastern side, a huge granite wall with neatly stacked granite resembling Lego bricks. In strong winds, this impressive formation may provide shelter from a strong westerly wind.

The smaller south-western section at SX 61622 77103 consists of three small piles, two of them separated from the main mass already described by the 'ridge path'; they are similar in composition but overall are much lower and less prominent. Access to Littaford Tors is easiest from Two Bridges, first passing Little Bee Tor ascending northward.

Littaford Tors
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Grid Ref:
SX 6159 7712
Height:
466m
Parish:
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
Spur
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps

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